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Weekend TV highlights, March 19-20, 2011

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SATURDAY



"Thunder Road" (5 p.m., Turner Classic Movies): Robert Mitchum returns from the Korean War to take over the family's moonshine business, which is just as dangerous. Fun fact: Mitchum wanted Elvis Presley to play his little brother in the movie, but Col. Parker vetoed the idea. The role went to Mitchum's son James, instead.

"Must Love Cats" (7 p.m., Animal Planet): Cat stories for all the members of your feline family.

"Great Performances" (9:30 p.m. on WTTW-Channel 11): Billy Joel performs at Shea Stadium circa 2008, with appearances from Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks and Tony Bennett.

SUNDAY



"Shark Tank" (8 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): If you had any doubts about the sharks' credibility, the season premiere includes an update from a first-season entrepreneur. After this, look for the show on Fridays.

"Celebrity Apprentice" (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Gary Busey gets to be project leader.

"Detroit 1-8-7" (9 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): Fitch's nemesis from New York makes an impression on Detroit in the season finale. No word yet on the show's renewal.

"Breakout Kings" (9 p.m., A&E): "Prison Break's" T-Bag character (Robert Knepper), a one-armed white supremacist, stirs things up.

"Big Love" (8 p.m., HBO): Series finale! Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) is looking at another church, and Bill (Bill Paxton) is looking at a 20-year prison sentence. The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines contributes a cover of "God Only Knows."

"Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" (8 p.m., Fused): The 26th gala honors Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Leon Russell.

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